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What is IES?

IES, i.e., Indian Engineering Service. Becoming an IES officer is the dream of every engineer. In India there are about 7000 Engineering colleges producing 25 lacs of engineering graduates every year. Number of vacancies is more than 500 every year in IES. Seats for any branch/year are not fixed. It depends on vacancy in that particular year. Therefore a systematic and foolproof methodology and guidance is must for becoming an IES. Adequate preparation in accordance with the syllabus of the examination and an analytical approach considering the previous years question papers will enable you to succeed in the examination.
 IES Examination is conducted by UPSC every year in the month of May. The examination has two parts:
·         Written examination and
·          Interview
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Written Examination

The written covers two parts of 1000 marks which is conducted in three days. Part I consists of objective type questions and part II is of conventional papers. Both parts cover the entire syllabus of the relevant engineering branch.
There are three Objective papers and two conventional papers in IES Examination. In Objective papers there is a 1/3rdNegative marking for wrong answers i.e. 33.33% of allotted marks will be deducted. The examination of objective paper will be conducted as:
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1st Day: General Ability Test of 2 hrs. which is consists of:
Part A: General English (60 questions 100 marks)
Part B: General Studies (60 questions 100 marks)
Part A: General English-The question paper in General English will be designed to test the candidate's understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
Part B: General Studies-The paper in General Studies will include knowledge of current events and of such matters as of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.
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2nd Day: Objective-I (2hrs.), lunch break 1 hr. and then Objective-II (2hrs.)
Objective –I: Total 120 Questions and 200 marks for 120 questions. Time allowed 2 hrs.
Objective –II:  Total 120 Questions and 200 marks for 120 questions. Time allowed 2 hrs.
To prepare for the objective paper you should focus on previous year’s papers. Type and level of questions remains same. Whenever you solve the previous year’s papers remember the formulae, type of question and process for solving the same. Never memorize question with answer.
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3rd Day: Conventional-I (3hrs.), lunch break 1 hr. and then Conventional-II (3hrs.) 
Conventional –I: Total 5 Questions have to be attempted of 40 marks for each question of total 200 marks. Time allowed 3 hrs.
Conventional –II: Total 5 Questions have to be attempted of 40 marks for each question of total 200 marks. Time allowed 3 hrs.
For Conventional Paper you must practice with previous 25 yrs IES and 25 years Civil Services (main) papers.
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Interview
Based on written test UPSC will short list students and will call for Interview.  Number of students called for interview is about 2.5 to 3 times the vacancy for particular year. The interview will be of 200 marks. In interview, there is a panel of Interview. Panel constitutes three technical person and one HR person. They ask technical as well as non-technical questions. Duration would be of around 30 minutes and marks expected would be 65 to 165.
Those who perform well in the written examination and interview shall be placed in a higher position in the rank list prepared by the UPSC. There is no group discussion. After Interview final result will be published in UPSC website and Employment news.
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Those who obtain a higher rank in the Engineering Services Examination will be placed for following posts/services:
Category I
Civil Engineering:
 Group A Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Services (Civil Engineering Posts).
(iii) Central Engineering Service.
(iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Civil Engineering Posts).
(v) Indian Ordnance Factories Services (Engineering Branch) (Civil Engineering Posts).
(vi) Central Water Engineering Gr. 'A' Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
(vii) Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A. (Civil Engg. Posts)
(viii) Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil Engineering Post) (in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr. 'A').
(ix) Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P&T Bldg. Works (Gr. 'A') Service.

Category II
Mechanical Engineering
Group A Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iii) Central Water Engineering Gr. 'A' Service Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iv) Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(v) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(vi) Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(vii) Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Mech. Engg. Posts) in the corps of EME, Ministry of Defence.
(viii) Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade- I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
(ix) Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(x) Assistant Executive Engineer Group ‘A’ in the Geological Survey of India.
(xi) Indian Supply Service, Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(xii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

Category III
Electrical Engineering
Group A Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(iii) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engg. Posts).
(iv) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(v) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(vi) Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(vii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(viii) Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade-I (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
(ix) Indian Supply Service Group 'A' (Electrical Engineering Posts).

Category IV
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Group A & B Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electronics Engineering Posts).
(iv) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts).
(v) Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Electronics & TelecommunicationEngineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.
(vi) Engineer (GCS-Gr-'A') in Wireless Planning and Co-ordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation. (M/o Communications & I.T., D/o Telecommunications).
(vii) Assistant Naval Stores Officer Grade- I (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
(viii) Indian Supply Service, Group 'A' (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts).
(ix) Indian Telecommunication Service. Gr. 'A'.
(x) Junior Telecom officer Group 'B' in Indian Telecommunication Service.
NOTE:-
            Post detailed after joining the i.e.s-

  • At the time of selection – Assistant Executive Engineer.
  • after 3–4 years of service (including probation period) – Executive Engineer (equivalent to Under Secretary to Government of India).
  • after 8 years of service – Executive Engineer (junior administrative grade) (equivalent to Deputy Secretary to Government of India).
  • after 13 years of service– Chief Engineer level-2 (equivalent to Director to Government of India).
  • after 20 years of service – Chief Engineer level-1 (equivalent to Joint Secretary to Government of India).
  • after 28 years of service – Engineer-in-Chief (equivalent to Additional Secretary to Government of India)
  • after 32 years of service - Secretary to Government of India



      
  

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